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A DATE With SELFiE

"My dear, there isn't any therapy for your current state of mind, which is heavily charged with stress, chaos & confusion. But one. There's one & only one guaranteed remedy that I can vouch for. Talk to yourself. Hear your voice. Be your friend. Or to sum up in your terms, DATE YOURSELF!"
His counsellor left after giving him his last advice.

Its been an year, and he still finds himself worried & lost in his sufferings and ill-thoughts.
Will he go with the counsellor's suggestion?
Will he talk to himself?

Dec 24th, 2016. 11:30 PM

Given the exotic and fanciful sort of a person he was, his creativity couldn't find any escape even in his stressed times. He crafted an idea of talking to his own selfies. So he collected all his selfies and create a slideshow of them, and there he was, sitting in his room, quiet, infront of his laptop, which was about to play the slideshow of all his self-portraits. His own memories. Yes, he was ready to talk to himself! In …

COMEDY: The 6th Sense

'SERIOUS', 'SENSIBLE', 'SINCERE'. Thinking of these 3 words, what exactly do you get in your mind? Ofcourse, its not a yet another Prime Minister's policy named as 3S..! But something usual, and boring. You might be getting a glimpse of a silent guy, busy with his books, or some professional scene, where everybody is involved deep into his/her works, or a scene of your family dining, where you're all alone, fighting your case, infront of an ethical jury panel. Even in your weirdest imagination, you won't get anywhere near to a scene of people laughing and making fun. Those 3 words have nothing to do with comedy & merry-making. But haven't you heard of the famous Peter Ustinov quote? It says, "COMEDY IS A FUNNY WAY OF GETTING SERIOUS".

Lets check out the relevance of the above quote. When someone asks you whether you are subscribed to AIB or TVF, you never reply in a digital sense.(in Yes or No, which you should, as we are a digita…

The Mockery of Emotions

Do you often get goosebumps? Does the chill more often run down your spine? Do you get super excited about some or the other thing coming across your way? In case the answer is YES, please do not make a victim of yourself. More or less, all of us do experience such instances when our adrenaline gets high. And why not? Afterall, emotions do form the integral attributes of the nature of homosapiens. But, here comes a word of caution. Beware! people are out there to make a mockery of your most valuable personal asset, your emotions.

The mesmerizing significance of the emotions finds its origin way back to the prehistoric and subsequent times, when people found it iron-hard to accept the fact that their motherly planet, Earth, isn't actually at the center of the universe, but revolves around an unfriendly burning creature, the Sun.Apparently, it is said that Galileo, the very discoverer of the aforesaid fact, was executed on the grounds that his opinions were blasphemous and heresy w…

Mad In India

Not that the letter 'e' is missing in the first word of the masthead, but has been omitted with utmost care.  Care, the emotion which has well nigh lost its significance, the emotion which is on the verge of possessing a hypothetical existence, the emotion which we not even care about to type in full syllables (gn,sd,TC!) and the emotion which, on an account of its rapid fading, spearheads the campaign of another emotion, Madness.

Owing to its continuing expansion across the periphery of societies, states & the country, madness has gained a sheer attribution of a national emotion. We, the people, belonging to different religion, race, caste, creed & sex are well versed with a fine amount of madness, in fine respects. For an instance, treating cricket as religion, treating religion as gospel, treating gospel as actually, a 'gospel' & so on. The extent of madness is so deeply rooted that none of the spheres of our lives have been left untouched by it. Be it …

FoE or FOE

Since its advent in the constitution, Freedom of Speech (FoE, as we like to call it) has been a witness to a plethora of polemical issues, thus tagging itself as the most 'talked-about' fundamental right. Given our intrinsic talkative habit, we continue to exercise FoE in the best possible (not plausible) manner. But what if our best national-cum-fundamental friend, FoE, starts turning into a FOE?
Dearth of prudence is where the hitch lies. Impertinent choice of words, comments involving and encouraging gender-disparity, rough & rogue tones are some of the trepidating claims to the right to freedom of speech & expression. Of all these, ornamental abuses seem to top the charts. If we keep an hawk eye on the sporadic claiming to FoE, the invective adjectives seem to spearhead the campaign.
The bar keeps on going high. But the caveat here is our limited domain of exercising FoE. We remain confined with our favourite abuses in our favourite areas. Friends' chats, discussio…

Indian Premier/Paani League

In the backdrop of the ongoing water crisis, specifically in rural Maharashtra, Premier & Paani seem to be conflated into a new polemical and debatable issue. Prima facie, the hyperbolic advent of the 9th edition of the IPL is in deep contrast with the current drought-hit state. Nevertheless, we have been a country of contrasts, where sombreness and cheerfulness reside concomitantly, in every aspect of the mankind and its development.

To hardly anyone's surprise, a recent ruling by the Bombay High Court clearly orders shifting of the 13 matches outside the state, that are scheduled post 30 April. Also, the 2 judge bench questioned the attitude of the state government, which allegedly turned a blind eye to the acute water crisis.

Here arise few pertinent questions. Had the state not been informed about the 'would-be' shortage of the blue? If yes, then had it taken any cognisance of the anticipated situation of the drought? Well to answer these tough ones, Mr Yogendra Yada…

An Otiose Debate On Nationalism

67 years after the independence, and this is where we are badly stuck. 67 years have passed, and we are extremely busy classifying the entire population as nationals & anti-nationals. 67 years have passed, and we are busy with the flamboyance of our national sentiments. 67 years have passed, and we still are unable to distinguish between nationalism and chauvinism.And 67 more years may pass, if we don't refrain ourselves from this rhetoric.

 A frenzy horde, with the tri-colour in their hands, shouting pro-nationalistic slogans, together constitutes what is said claimed to be the brand new form of patriotism. Forget about the constitution, they simply judge people's nationalism by loudness of the slogans in favour of India. And if we don't pass their test on patriotism, they teach us with some simple lessons. A few popular among them are- ideological domination, ornamental abuse and beating the so called anti-nationals to the pulp. By & large, we have an unofficial(o…